One year ago, women took to the streets to protest the misogyny of Donald Trump and the threat his administration poses to women’s rights and bodies. This year, the organizers behind the Women’s March planned a sequential event, which will take place January 20th in Los Angeles. Amongs the star-studded lineup are some of our favorite LGBTQ luminaries, like Laverne Cox, Lea DeLaria, Rowan Blanchard,Paris Jackson, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, and the Queen of Lesbians herself, Melissa Etheridge. Plus, allies like Scarlett Johansson, Chloe Bennet, Olivia Wilde, andSophia Bush will join, too.
Last year, over 750,000 people gathered in Los Angeles alone as a show of support for women’s rights. The march, which caustically fell the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, drew 3 to 4 million Americans, and was likely the largest single-day demonstration in history.
Queer women were also at the forefront of last year’s march. Lea DeLaria attended with her fellow Orange is the New Black castmates. Ellen Page also marched along with Halsey, Carrie Brownstein, and Evan Rachel Wood. And Gillian Anderson marched in solidarity all the way in London.
As targets of the radically conservative Trump administration, LGBTQ people are and always have been an integral part of the Resistance, so it’s no surprise that both queer women and men are showing up this year to support the cause again.
The Los Angeles march begins at 8:30am in Pershing Square. The march will start at 10:00am and conclude in Grand Park. You can watch it on Facebook Live or join the Women’s March organizers’ Power to the Polls event in Las Vegas the following day. One year later, I think we definitely need to show up in numbers and reenergize for the tireless, seemingly never-ending fight against the Trump administration’s sexism, racism, and overall suppression of marginalized voices.